I wish I could say that matching and mixing different colors and patterns comes to me naturally. Alas, it does not. However, since I have started my blog, I have been more willing to dive into the sea of patterns and be more experimental. This outfit is pretty much as far as I would go as of this point and it is something I would have not done before. Specifically, dress shirt in purple stripes and gray sweater with lace. Surely matching gray with black would have made me comfortable back then but sounds quite boring now. What makes mixing patterns easier?
- Mixing patterns from the same color family (blues in this case)
- Looking at small patterns as solids. You know how you can read and understand something written in reverse order. I think the brain works the same way with small patterns and can see them as solids (gray skirt in this case).
- Space out pieces of similar/same color or pattern (white shirt breaks up the gray skirt and gray sweater).
I can't wait to take my outfits to the next level.
Shirt - Banana Republic
Sweater - BCBG
Skirt - Target
Shoes - Kelly & Katie from DSW
Jewelry - Betsey Johnson, Talbots